Friday, September 27, 2013

CBC 2000 Giveaway Blog Hop!!

Welcome to the CBC 2000 Giveaway Blog Hop!   I recently signed up for the special CBC 2000 Giveway Event on Creative Bead Chat Group on Facebook.  CBC is a gathering place of amazing jewelry artists and I've met so many wonderful people.  So many talented artists donated their gorgeous creations for this event and I was so thrilled to be the lucky winner of Lee Anne Messerschmidt's wonderful creations!  

I've known Lee Anne for couple of years and I've always admired her work.  We met on Barbara Lewis' Painting with Fire Ning and share the same birthday!  She has a knack for mixing and laying colors on her enamel pieces.  I've always drooled over her work.  I’ve never met Lee Anne in person but I feel like we have been lifelong friends and we share the same birthday!   She truly mastered Barbara Lewis’ immersion enameling method and have made so many unique and delicious enameling pieces.  You can check out her Facebook page and see her enameled beautifies at Wired Hammered N Worn Facebook page!  I can’t tell you how ecstatic I was to be the lucky winner of Lee Anne’s goodies.

Here are the beautiful items I received in a package! 

With so many possibilities swarming in my it was hard to decide on the design.  I love the color mix she sent me and everything just complimented each other.  

I decided to mix the enameled components and the beauty of copper and made a necklace featuring the most adorable flower focal.  I just couldn't get over how cute the flower focal is!

I wish you can see the depth of the color of the turquoise blue the leaves Lee Anne created.  They simmer in the sunlight and there are layers of different colors that reminded me of the pristine ocean.  I used the two small leaves and made earrings.  I used the enameled head pins to connect the little birds.  Kept the design simple to show off the beautiful enamel colors.

There was a small little enameled disc with a little bird and I just had to use that piece to attach the leaf.  I braided a leather cord and threaded through couple of the larger enameled components to accent the necklace.  

As you can see I still have lots of goodies left over and can't wait to use them in future designs.  I haven't done much enameling lately but seeing all the beautiful enameled pieces.  Thank you so much Lee Anne for the beauties!  I will cherish them and think of you every time I wear them!   xoxo!

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